Buteo lagopus

Rough-legged Buzzard, Fjällvråk, Fjeldvåge


Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus) hunting at Langstrup Mose
 Northern Zealand 10 miles north of Copenhagen under
 the clear sky of Friday, January 5. 2007.















Do not underestimate the power of this guy. With it’s strong broad wings, athletic

Musculous body it surely comes off a lot different bird than the common Buzzard. Quit an appearance. Being so close to this stunning beauty. Stunning yes, if for nothing else, for the fact that it doesn’t seam to give a damn about the young man with the camera.

Showing its prey, proudly putting it on display, but that’s the wonderful thing about photography. It makes time stand still. Stops what’s really flowing. And as one of the wonderful little extras that come with digital cameras, you can check the time things happened afterwards. And metadata clearly shows, that the fisrst six frames of this series was shot within 2 seconds. Take a look at it. Five of them within that same second, and all of it within 60 seconds. After the minute the predator was back in the air hunting.